Newman Theological College
Bachelor of Theology Program Outline

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B.Th. Admission Requirements

The B.Th. Is awarded upon completion of 90 credits including:

  • 63 core credits
  • 6 philosophy credits
  • 21 elective credits.

Core Courses


* courses must be taken in the First Year of Studies

** Students who take SCR 154 cannot take SCR 151 and/or SCR 152 for credit.

Lay Formation THEO 020

Foundational Theology

(6 Credits)

FND 100 Early Church History
FND 101 Medieval Church History 
FND 102 Modern Church History

Sacred Scripture

(18 Credits)

SCR 100 Introduction to Sacred Scripture and their Interpretation*

Plus 5 of:

SCR 131 Psalms and Wisdom Literature
SCR 132 The Prophets
SCR 151 Matthew and Mark**
SCR 152 Luke-Acts**
SCR 154 Synoptic Gospels**
SCR 155 Pauline Literature
SCR 156 Johannine Literature
SCR 163 The Pentateuch and Historical Books

Systematic Theology

(24 Credits)

SYT 100 Introduction to Theology*
SYT 108 The Theology of Revelation
SYT 110 Liturgical Theology
SYT 114 Introduction to the Sacraments and Christian Initiation
SYT 184 Christology*
SYT 185 Theology of God
SYT 187 Theological Anthropology
SYT 188 Ecclesiology

Moral, Pastoral, and Spiritual Theology

(21 Credits)

MPS 100 Introduction to Pastoral Theology*
MPS 120 Introduction to Moral Theology
MPS 122 The Social Teaching of the Church
MPS 130 Theology of Ministry
MPS 139 Theological Field Education (6 Credits)
MPS 170 Introduction to Spiritual Theology


(6 Credits)

PHIL 200 Introduction to Philosophy*
PHIL Elective


(21 Credits)

see Undergraduate Course Descriptions 

THEO 020 Lay Formation Non-Credit

A process of spiritual, human and pastoral formation for all lay students. This process facilitates growth in human maturity, spiritual development, health and wellness, personal integrity and professional development. It recognizes the interrelatedness in life of theological education, human maturing, and the universal call to holiness. It will draw from Scripture, the rich spiritual traditions of the Church and from the social sciences.

Full-time and part-time in the B.Th. are required to participate in Lay Formation for six semesters